Friday, 19 February 2021

How Tapestries Tell History in the Loire Valley

You would think that the story this tapestry coat of arms tells is all about the family who used this striking emblem. And indeed it does tell us something about them, but we have been unable to find out their name. What this tapestry patch tells us is something much broader about how the economy and society functioned in the 16th century in France. From it we can tell a lot about the history of this tapestry, without needing to know the name of the aristocrat whose symbol was lions and a golden palm tree. Intrigued? Then book a tour with us and all will be revealed.

Patch depicting a coat of arms applied to one of the Life at the Chateau series of tapestries. Chateau de Chenonceau. Indre et Loire. France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

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